Saturday, March 17, 2012

Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek

Texas and Oklahoma are slowly marching toward the United States Supreme Court (and probably a series on HBO) over water rights.  Both the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian nations have entered the legal proceedings.  Who owns what and why always has a context.  In this case, the context is something called the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek which might have given the Choctaw Nation "prior and paramount" rights to and "domain" over water within a 22-county area of southeastern Oklahoma.

Sometimes the present, to make the future better, has to circle along ways into the past. 

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